The Krewe of Zingaro, a not for profit, social and charitable organization was founded in January 1997. The Krewe goals are to provide fellowship among the members and the community, take part in charitable and non-political civic causes and participate in various parades and celebrations in the Tampa Bay area.
The name Zingaro means "Gypsy" in Italian. As long as you have a little "Gypsy in your Soul" you are welcome to join. The Krewe is open to all men and women and couples.
Our costumes and floats are based on colorful gypsy caravans that will create dashing romantic images of freedom and fun. Male and female members dress in brightly colored shirts, blouses, pants and jewelry to emulate the raucous spirit seen around the Gypsy campfire. Sample costumes will be provided. Men will wear dark pants and take care not be mistaken for pirates.
The Krewe is governed by a seven (7) member elected Board of Directors and also include the founding members as non-voting Krewe advisors. The Board consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Float Chair Community Service Chair, and the Immediate Past President.
The Krewe also elects annually a Monarch, King or Queen, as an honorary position, bestowed upon a member of the Krewe who has shown their commitment to Krewe values over the past year.
President Susanne Moeller
Vice President Andre Brown
Secretary Michelle Dempsey
Treasurer Elisa Icaza
Community Service Susanne Moeller
Float Mike Vazmina
Past President Steven Rom
Monarch Linda Vazmina
Membership is limited to 150 members, including 15 non-voting "Nomad" Members. Members live within 150 miles of the Tampa Bay area, Nomads must live outside that radius (other restrictions apply, ask for details!)
New members must be sponsored by an existing member, interviewed by at least two current Board members and approved by the Board. Members are required to take part in a minimum of one Charitable / Civic activity, one social event and one Float work party during the year. These activities will be determined by the interests of the Krewe members.